A dentary bone that is the only bone in one of the lateral halves of the lower jaw skeleton. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_mandible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandible ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

definition

A dentary bone that is the only bone in one of the lateral halves of the lower jaw skeleton.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Gray176.png

editor note

consider merging with dentary - for now we make it a mammal-specific subclass.

external ontology notes

Note in ZFA 'mandible' is a syn for the ventral mandibular arch, which is a portion of the 1st pharyngeal arch; however the term 'mandibular symphysis' refers to the dentary

has broad synonym

lower jaw

lower jaw bone

has exact synonym

mandibulla

mammaliam mandible

inferior maxillary bone

has narrow synonym

lower mandibula

has related synonym

mandibula

mandibular series

id

UBERON:0001684

terminology notes

'mandible' also refers to either the upper OR lower part of the beak in birds